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17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection features London newspapers and pamphlets gathered by antiquarian and printer John Nichols. This collection, sourced from the Bodleian Library, spans the years 1672 to 1737 and complements the titles and issues found in 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers.
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Al-Manhal is an Arabic full-text database of monographs, dissertations and
periodicals. The texts are fully searchable and downloadable.
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American Fiction, 1774-1920, demonstrates the utility of having more than 18,000 works of fiction in one place, in a consistent format. Titles up until 1900 are sourced from Lyle H. Wright's American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography. Titles after 1900 are sourced from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction and the Geoffrey D. Smith bibliography.
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Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts is a comprehensive visual arts education guide and resource that offers searchable access to books which combine visual inspiration with practical advice on idea generation, research techniques, portfolio development and more, across the main visual arts disciplines.
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Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design.

The platform offers access to a curated collection of fully-searchable text and image content, incorporating the new edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture, exclusive to the platform, alongside peer-reviewed academic research and a wealth of images.
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Bloomsbury Cultural History is an interactive online resource providing digital access to Bloomsbury’s Cultural Histories series. Made up of curated and illustrated reference works alongside eBook and image collections, Bloomsbury Cultural History presents content within a single, fully cross-searchable platform.
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Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies is a digital platform offering systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world.
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British Literary Manuscripts Online is a digitized collection of manuscripts of British authors. It contains poems, plays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence, and other papers from major library collections, reproduced in facsimile and searchable via detailed descriptive information.
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The research, publications, speeches and archives of the leading international affairs think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. High level analysis and research on almost 100 years of global events and issues. Includes 'behind the doors' insight into the real movers and shakers, influencers and deal brokers. For researchers of international affairs, economics, law, and business, diplomacy, security and terrorism, environment, development, war and peace studies.
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China and the Modern World is a series of digital archive collections sourced from libraries and archives across the world, including the Second Historical Archives of China and the British Library.
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The Daily Mail has been at the heart of British journalism since 1896, regularly changing the course of government policy and setting the national debate. As well as providing access to the regular edition of this path-breaking newspaper, the archive also contains the Atlantic Editions, printed on board the transatlantic cruise liners between 1923 and 1931.
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The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (C.E. 600-1150) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. DOE:A to I is a reference for all scholars of Old and Middle English.
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The Directory of Music Faculties is a database of music faculties in colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
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Early Arabic Printed Books from the British Library (1475-1900) is the first full-text searchable digital library of early printed books in Arabic script. Covering religious literature, law, science, mathematics, astrology, alchemy, medicine, geography, travel, history, chronicles, and literature, and including European translations of Arabic works and Arabic translations of European books, it exemplifies the long exchange of ideas and learning between Europe and the Arabic-speaking world.
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Foreign Policy offers insight and analysis of global affairs for leaders from government, business, finance, and the academic world.
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The Global Environmental Justice Collection is a database containing 25 documentaries selected by faculty at Whittier College, Yale, Brandeis and NYU. The subjects range from the hidden costs of fast fashion in Asia and forest preservation in Tibet to inner-city environmental issues in the US. Together these films promote understanding of the link between environmental issues and human rights and they support the search for solutions to complex global problems.
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Illiustrirovannaia Rossiia (La Russie Illustrée), was a weekly literary-illustrated magazine, published in Paris in 1924-1939. This digitized version of the magazine is a repository of textual and visual representation, providing researchers with insight into Russian cultural production in exile.
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The Kavkaz Digital Archive is the online version of the newspaper Kavkaz (Caucasus)
-- published during 1846-1918. It was the first Russian-language newspaper in the Caucasus, published in Tiflis (Tbilisi), Georgia. This Russian-language newspaper published official documents of the Russian Empire, as well as many historical, cultural and archaeological writings by the prominent public and cultural figures of the local intelligentsia.
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Liberty flourished when illustrated magazines were the most important form of mass entertainment. This was an era of unique creativity and growing involvement in world affairs. Middle class America became much more interested in world events and their impact on everyday life in America. This digital collection provides a unique opportunity to view Liberty and how it charted the moods, attitudes, lifestyles, fads, and fortunes of middle class America through its three most significant decades.
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The English-language Manchuria Daily News (1908 – 1940), published in Dalian (Darien), presents Japan’s case for its presence in China. From 1932 the Manchuria Daily News promotes Japan’s newly founded vassal state Manchoukuo, as the showcase state for Japan’s cultural, political and technological leadership of Asia.Complemented here by Manchuria Magazine, Manchuria Month, Contemporary Manchuria and the Manchuria Information Bulletin, the Manchuria Daily News offers scholars of the modern history of Japan in China a multifaceted view of competing Japanese agendas in the China theatre.
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Military Balance Plus allows access to wide-ranging data and enables users to customize, view, compare and download data. Data sets are continuously monitored and updated by IISS analysts in the Defense and Military Analysis Program.
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The Neues Deutschland Digital Archive contains all obtainable published issues of Neues Deutschland from the first issue in 1946 through 2017. The archive will grow with additional years’ worth of content added annually, and to date the online collection holds 23,352 issues, comprising 298,342 pages.
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With digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers and advanced searching capabilities, researchers will be able to research history in ways previously unavailable. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration.
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The Picture Post Historical Archive contains every issue of the pioneering photojournalism newspaper. High-principled yet entertaining, and featuring a whole stable of extraordinarily talented photographers, Picture Post (1938-1957) was read by an estimated 80% of the British population at its peak. It is an essential resource for studying international social and political issues of the day, and how they were brought into popular consciousness.
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Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century offers researchers a diverse range of content including campaign materials, periodicals, propaganda, government records, oral histories, and various ephemera that allow researchers to explore a wide variety of fringe political movements in new and innovative ways.
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The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is a scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.
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Religions of America traces the history and unique character of religious movements that originated in or were re-shaped by the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The collection pays especially close attention to America’s unique role as a birthplace for new religious movements within the context of the nation’s origins as a home for religious dissenters.
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The Security Studies Collection helps scholars explore a wide range of journals, ebooks, and research reports in the field of security studies. This content looks at security studies through a broad lens, encompassing research on international security and peace and conflict studies from all corners of the globe.
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This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programs, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.
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A result of Gale's partnership to create searchable archives of the Smithsonian's vast collections, this resource combines rare 19th and 20th century archival materials on topics such as the evolving modes of flight, World's Fairs, and trade literature, with recent and backfile issues of Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine. This comprehensive resource presents unique insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture.
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The Independent is a UK daily national newspaper. Since its launch in 1986 it has been one of the most innovative papers available in terms of design and avenues of investigation, while its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism.
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Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcasts, The Listener (1929-1991) was the weekly newspaper published by the BBC. The complete archive of this landmark publication is an essential witness to the intellectual and cultural history of the twentieth century, and also to the golden years of radio and television.
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Translations of the Peking Gazette Online is a comprehensive database of English-language renderings of official edicts and memorials from the Qing dynasty that cover China’s long nineteenth century from the Macartney Mission in 1793 to the abdication of the last emperor in 1912. As the mouthpiece of the government, the Peking Gazette is the authoritative source for information about the Manchu state and its Han subjects as they collectively grappled with imperial decline, re-engaged with the wider world, and began mapping the path to China’s contemporary rise.
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The Universal Database of Central Asia and Caucasus (UDB-CAC) includes a number of periodicals published in the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union. The sources are mostly in Russian and English and cover various issues of domestic and international importance. AP-Blitz, an information agency, offers its daily newsline, Tajikistan News in Brief. Another important publication from the same region is The Times of Central Asia, a business weekly published in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). A feature of the database are the journals published by the Center for Economic Research in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Their content covers analytical and statistical data on the economic dynamics of Uzbekistan society, changes in social and economic development of Uzbekistan. The present database is a reference tool for scholars, businessmen, investors, field experts and students. It contains news, data on state structure, political, legislative, judicial system, indicators on all sectors of economy and more.
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Universal Database of Ukrainian Periodicals is a database of newspapers and magazines of Ukraine (UDB-UKR) includes publications in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. They cover a broad range of political, economic, and cultural affairs of Ukraine. Topics include Ukraine's progress along the reform path, the view and positions of various political forces, changes in legislation, ethnic relations, and organizational trends in development of the armed forces. The database also includes news wire reports and other products of Ukrainian news agencies. An integral and unique part of this database is the Ukrainian Book Chamber's editions, which list everything published in Ukraine with a detailed bibliographic description.
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Wiley Digital Archives is a continuous program of new databases comprised of historical primary sources, digitized from societies, libraries, and archives around the world, and made accessible in ways that tie directly to research outcomes and educational goals. All Archives are cross-searchable, and contain tools for searching, browsing, analyzing and visualizing primary source content.
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